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Vale Professor Mardi Dungey

It is with great sadness that the Economic Society of Australia acknowledges the passing of Mardi Dungey.

Mardi was Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Tasmania, Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at ANU and Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Financial Analysis and Policy at Cambridge University. She was a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

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Congestion Pricing

For our November poll, panelists were asked the following:  "In general, using more congestion charges in crowded transportation networks — such as higher tolls during peak travel times in cities, and peak fees for airplane takeoff and landing slots — and using the proceeds to lower other taxes would make citizens on average better off."

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ACE2019

Hold the Date - ACE2019, hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, will be held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.

Banking Royal Commission and the Credit Crunch

For our October Poll we asked the panel to comment on two propositions relating to the Banking Royal Commission and the Credit Crunch.

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Waste Policy

For our August poll, we asked panellists to consider the following proposition: "There are clear net benefits for Australians from (further) increasing the diversion of waste from Australian landfills."

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Awards 2018

There were a number of prestigious awards bestowed upon worthy economists at the recently held ACE2018 in Canberra, including the inaugral Trevor Swan Memorial Prize.  

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Events

Women in Economics Network: Secretaries panel

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Feb 6, 2019, 6:00 pm

The Women in Economics Network ACT, DFAT and ANZ invite you to a “Secretaries panel”.

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WEN Academic Career Mentoring Session

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Feb 13, 2019, 9:30 am

From: Central Council

As part of the Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2019 program, the Women in Economics Network is hosting a Academic Career Development Session. This mentoring session will provide a supportive environment for early- and mid-career female academics to discuss their professional career goals and challenges, and receive career guidance and advice from senior academics in the field of economics. All female economics academics are welcome to participate. 

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WEN Gender Lensing Masterclass

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Feb 13, 2019, 3:00 pm

From: Central Council

As part of the Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2019) program, a special Masterclass on the topic of Gender Lensing will demonstrate an applied analysis of the gender-patterned effects of economic policy settings, delivered by Dr Janine Dixon (Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University) and Professor Miranda Stewart (Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Australian National University).

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Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2019)

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Feb 14, 2019, 8:30 am

From: Central Council

The Australian Gender Economics Workshop, co-hosted by RMIT University and the Women in Economics Network (WEN), will bring together a community of economic researchers and policy analysts to collectively contribute to the high quality evidence base needed to guide the pursuit of more gender equitable outcomes in society.

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ABARES Outlook 2019

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Mar 5, 2019, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

Launched! ABARES Outlook 2019 conference welcomes delegates,  ABARES is please to announce the program launch of the Outlook 2019 conference, with registrations now open for delegates.

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WEAI 15th International Conference

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Mar 21, 2019, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

The Western Economic Association International's 15th international Conference will be held in Tokyo in March 2019.

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Welcome

Welcome to the ACT Economic Society of Australia.

ESA ACT is one of the larger branches of the Economic Society, boasting a membership of 300+ members across a variety of sectors including the public service, academe, private and NGOs. Anyone interested in contemporary economic issues and debates is invited to join the ACT Economic Society of Australia. No special qualifications are required for membership, simply an interest in economic issues! Student members are eligible for discounted membership rates.  

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